|Our nature journal entries for Apis mellifera, L.|
Sweetie wrote: "One honey bee can makes in it's whole lifetime (which is about 2 weeks) only 1 teaspoon of honey). Only 10% of bees are honey bees. The queen bee has a smooth stinger so that lets the queen sting you as many times as she wants. A drone bee (male) has no stinger. The worker bees (females) have barbs on their stingers. They can only sting once and then they die because the stinger gets stuck in your skin and it pulls out a part of their abdomen. In a bee's lifetime, they can fly two times around the world."
Buddy wrote: "One bee can make a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime! A nest (one colony) can hold over 1,000,000 honey bees."
Submitted to the Handbook of Nature Study Outdoor Hour Challenges November Carnival.